Vulnerable female taxi passenger allegedly dumped on 'isolated' country road around midnight

Claims a vulnerable woman was dumped on an "isolated" country road by a taxi driver are being investigated.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 2:40 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 2:41 pm

Wakefield Council is probing the alleged incident, which is said to have happened in December.

It is claimed that the passenger was left on the A655 between Wakefield and Normanton after an argument over the fare, at around midnight.

The police were contacted about the allegation, which was revealed at a licensing committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

The alleged incident happened on the A655 between Wakefield and Normanton.

In a briefing to councillors on recent activity in the Wakefield district , licensing enforcement officer Paul Dean said: "We're investigating an incident where a driver abandoned a vulnerable female on an isolated country lane late at night over a fare dispute.

"I believe the police have been told that he took her mobile phone from her as well."

Mr Dean also said the council is investigating another incident where a driver is alleged to have used "discriminatory" language to abuse a disabled female passenger.

It's claimed the cabbie refused to give the elderly woman a lift when she was unable to get to the car where it was parked.

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